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Egypt readies to host international biodiversity conference

Cairo hopes that in hosting the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, it can both take great strides toward protecting Egypt's ecosystems and promote tourism.

Egypt is set to host the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference Nov. 17-24 in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai governorate. The event, its 25th anniversary, will include the 14th meeting of signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Gathering decision-makers from more than 190 countries, this year's theme is “Investing in biodiversity for people and planet.”

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